It's Time to Find Common Ground for Our Common Atmosphere

Extreme heat, drought, storms, and other weather disasters are increasingly fueled by climate change and affect everyone regardless of political affiliation. Now two scientists—one who has usually voted for Republicans, the other for Democrats—have come together to urge leaders of both parties to find bipartisan solutions to human-caused climate change.

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About the Scientists


Peter C. Frumhoff is director of science and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and chief scientist of the UCS climate campaign. A global change ecologist, Dr. Frumhoff has published and lectured widely on climate change topics and was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) 2007 Fourth Assessment Report.
Read Peter's biography.


Kerry A. Emanuel is a professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  He specializes in atmospheric convection, with a particular interest in the mechanisms that act to intensify hurricanes and is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
Learn more about Kerry's work.



Thanks to UCS member Nathan Shields for contributing his time and talent in the production of this video. A math teacher by training, Nathan is the illustrator at

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